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Monday, April 17th, 2017

Vertical Images: From Film Making to Inspection, and Why the Future of Drones Doesn’t Lie in Flying

Successful drone entrepreneur Petr Lněnička went from award-winning filmmaker to drone inspection leader in his native Czech Republic. Here he lays out 3 pieces of advice and explains why for him, the transition seemed logical, and why he believes the future of drone mapping services will place less and less emphasis on drones and more

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

How Drone Data Delivers Real Bottom Line Value for SMBs in Construction

Headquartered in Beaumont, California, Bogh Engineering is a 3rd generation family owned construction and engineering company with 65 employees. It focuses on construction of public schools, and is currently working on 14 job sites including building the 1.4 million square foot Indio High School. “90% of our business is focused on schools because we understand

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

How Do I Choose the Correct Image-Capture Settings for 3D Models?

What are the effects of the “angle between images” setting in circular missions when it comes to 3D reconstruction? Knowing which drone flight plan to design for 3D modeling can be challenging, but the good news is that Pix4Dcapture has automatic flight missions optimized for different scenarios. We tested circular missions with three image angle

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Polar Ice Reveals New Secrets of Earth’s Climate

A team of scientists have used air bubbles in polar ice from pre-industrial times to measure the sensitivity of the Earth’s land biosphere to changes in temperature. The paper published today in Nature Geoscience has verified and quantified the relationship for the first time and shown how it impacts the cycles of carbon between land,

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Millions of California Trees in Danger from Drought

California’s forests are home to the planet’s oldest, tallest and most-massive trees. New research from Carnegie’s Greg Asner and his team reveals that up to 58 million large trees in California experienced severe canopy water loss between 2011 and today due to the state’s historic drought. Their results are published in Proceedings of the National

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The First Commercial UAV Expo Reaches the Sky

Conference director Lisa Murray welcomed a crowd of more than 1,500 attendees to the inaugural Commercial UAV Expo, with the theme “The Sky’s the Limit.” She introduced Patrick Meier, the founder of the Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators), as one voice to dispel some of the negative press that UAVs have received in the press. Meier

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Major Disruptor: Smartphones Turning (Have Turned?) All-In-One GPS Devices Obsolete

Everywhere they turn these days, manufacturers of all-in-one GPS devices run into bad news. Early in August 2015, Trimble stock reached $19.01 per share, down 44.8 percent from a year earlier. Sales of Garmin personal navigation and auto devices fell 11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, a decline consistent with those of recent

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Tackling 60TB of Data Per Day from Space #EAS2015

Shay Har-Noy, senior director, Geospatial Big Data with DigitalGlobe spoke this morning at the ENVI Analytics Symposium in Boulder. He spoke to big data considerations of volume, variety, velocity and veracity of the data — and the fact that our Earth is changing constantly. DigitalGlobe covers the entire globe every six months, and captures 60

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Exelis ENVI Analytics Symposium Opens in Boulder #EAS2015

At the ENVI Analytics Symposium in Boulder this morning, Stuart Blundell spoke to the great opportunity that the remote sensing community has with the advent of Big Data Analytics. Making sense of this information is the daily mission of the attendees at the event and the growing number of inputs are being wrestled with to

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

INTERGEO Once Again the Largest Meeting Point for UAS Exhibitors

Stuttgart / Karlsruhe, August 19, 2015 — The INTERGEO from 15 to 17 September in Stuttgart looks set to provide among others with “interaerial SOLUTIONS” platform the most comprehensive overview of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to date.

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